What One Firm's Filings Reveal About Labeling Class Actions

By Jessica Miller, Nina Rose and Jordan Schwartz (March 11, 2021, 7:43 PM EST) -- Late last year, in a Law360 guest article titled "The State of Consumer Class Actions Amid COVID-19," we provided an empirical analysis of current consumer class action filings, explaining that while the ongoing pandemic has slowed the filing of consumer class action complaints, the one category of class action lawsuits where filings have increased is putative false labeling actions.

In that same article, we noted that one law firm in particular, New York-based Sheehan & Associates PC, filed 15 of the 38 labeling class action complaints that were filed in federal courts in October, alleging various theories of deception with respect...

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